RORY STEWART MP HIGHLIGHTS FREE TAX HELP FOR OLDER PEOPLE ON LOWER INCOMES

Rory Stewart MP has offered his support for the charity Tax Help for Older People, which gives free, impartial, professional tax help and advocacy for older people on lower annual incomes. Help is available to those approaching 60 or older on annual incomes of less than £20,000. The service, which is provided by the national charity Tax Volunteers, offers caring and friendly advice on personal tax matters by expert advisers which is jargon-free and individual to your needs.

Rory said: ” This is the time of year when some people have to file their annual return. For older people this can be a confusing and stressful experience, and I’m delighted to help raise awareness of this important service, which offers free and impartial advice in plain English to older people who require support on their tax affairs.”

Jude Anderson, Tax Help’s Development Manager for the North said: “Tax can become more, not less complicated after retirement or semi-retirement.  We urge anyone over the age of sixty, and on a lower income, to contact us on any aspect of their income tax liability they do not understand.  A simple tax health check can set your mind at rest and more complex problems can be sorted out.”

The service can be contacted on its Helpline which is available from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. every weekday:  Ring 0845 601 3321 (local rate) or 01308 488066 or email [email protected].  For tax queries that cannot be resolved by phone, Tax Help will arrange a face-to-face meeting, or home visit if required, with one of its team of volunteer tax advisers who deliver tax surgeries in Cumbria.  Or check out Tax Help’s website www.taxvol.org.uk

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